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Mastering the kerb
Sometimes the simplest of rises in your powerchair can seem the biggest of mountains. There’s simple and straightforward advice to help you tackle them.
And don’t just take it from us!
While it’s not safe to tackle stairs in your powerchair, Magic Mobility has the best advice for taking on the other mountains in your life.
Our Design Engineer Lachlan says, “make sure you’re taking the kerb or rise straight on and ensure your castor wheels are trailing straight behind you”.
Always make sure that you’ve got a bit of momentum to get you over the rise.
One other piece of important advice from Lachlan is “Check your tyre pressure. The lower the pressure, the better the grip, traction and climbing ability. But too low, and the battery box will hit the kerb.”
Check out Lachie who shows you how to tackle a kerb in the Frontier V6 MWD
Experienced Magic Mobility Extreme X8 user Henry Vivet, shares his words of wisdom (and home made video – thanks Henry!) for approaching and conquering the everyday mountains. Don’t forget, make sure you always approach a kerb straight on. If you are attempting a kerb climb for the first time, please ensure you have a carer nearby for your safety.